For 1,179 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1
Score distribution:
1179 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Powerful new season. [4-17 Jan 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Killing is deliberately paced, but creepily engrossing in a way that may take the audience by surprise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    It's sometimes lyrical, other times cruel, provocatively adult and often profane. The downside: a suffocating ambiguity that may smother its hopes for commercial success. [25 Oct 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Its third macabre season magnifies every succulent image and sound to its creepiest potential. [1 Jun 2015, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Will Antoine achieve his musical dream? How long can Ladonna hold onto her business when her husband and sons (and now mother) live long distance in Baton Rouge? Theirs are among the myriad stories swirling in the funky gumbo of this one-of-a-kind drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Unavoidably stagey in director's Richard Eyre's intimate adaptation, this tour de force is an ode to the actor's art and the sacrifice it entails. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Exasperating but fascinating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While things invariably and hilariously go wrong, Party Down’s appeal comes from the interplay of these endearingly delusional wannabes—now including Megan Mullally, replacing the irreplaceable Jane Lynch as a perky single-mom new recruit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter is real, all right. Real good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Insecure is brazenly confident in its comic, profane authenticity. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There are myriad pleasures to be had on the grace notes. [5-18 Dec 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Ted is a seriously wacky show and deserves to be seen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) is a serious history of sublime nonsense, packaged with classic Python-esque irreverence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    The deft, resonant satire that helped make Judge's Office Space a cult hit takes on farcical new dimension in Silicon Valley.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    How grim and gripping is life in the valley? Very. [21 Mar-3 Apr 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    There are still pleasures to be found in Boardwalk Empire, but it's definitely time to wrap--and enjoy a good stiff drink as a reward.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Easily the best and most original entertainment too few are watching, Daisies dazzles and delights with a sensory overload of perfectly surreal whimsy that juggles screwball fairy tale, romantic comedy and mystery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Excellent questions propel us back into the world of one of TV's most uncompromising dark comedies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums hold up surprisingly well. A rich roster of admiring celebrities weighs in.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Downton Abbey is like British catnip, a dazzling entertainment where saucy always trumps stuffy. It's popcorn TV with a champagne aftertaste.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Elegant and erotic in its savage yet sordid beauty, the third season of John Logan's stylishly literate monster mashup never loses focus despite being, quite literally, all over the map. [9-22 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    A slickly streamlined and impeccably cast reinterpretation. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    This bold British import is among the best TV I've seen in a mediocre (on network TV, anyway) fall season. Fast-paced, constantly surprising and darkly entertaining, Luther is about as far as you can get from a cookie-cutter procedural.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    The hilarious Difficult People launches a second season of shockingly outrageous farce. [11-24 Jul 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is science non-fiction at its most accessible and enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Here's a show full of delightful surprises, with something for everyone. It's hard to imagine anyone resisting its many charms. Twin Peaks too ponderous? Lawyer shows too heavy (and too many)? Sitcoms too silly? As Goldilocks said of the little bear's porridge, this one gets it just right. [8 Apr 1991, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Critical without being overtly political, with stretches of boredom punctuated by the sudden chaos of firefights where it’s impossible to distinguish innocent bystanders from insurgents, Generation Kill is both timely and timeless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra, HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Richly plotted and totally absorbing, one of summer TV's best surprises.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No show of this sort scores only home runs, but mirror's batting average is very high. [24 Oct-6 Nov 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine

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